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Voices of Dissent: How Indians and Pakistanis are using Social Media to air their opinions!

The best ideas come to us by chance, and that is exactly what happened to me while writing this week’s travelogue… I was struggling to compile a video / slideshow of clips from various videos and blog posts I found online,when I came across some satirical cartoons mocking the on again-off again India-Pakistan peace efforts, and a new idea for a travelogue was born.

I decided to juxatapose images, cartoons, opinions (from blogs and discussion forums) to show the two sides of this complex issue. I’ve done this in two parts –

1) A video with images of peace the two media houses from India and Pakistan are using to promote their cause, however each alternating slide is a (political) satirical cartoon I have found online on independent blogs. (P.S. – the background song is the anthem of the Campaign)

2) A slideshow of the varied and differing opinions that Indians and Pakistanis are voicing online via Facebook, Twitter, and the blogosphere.